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Pedernales Electric Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "General Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blanco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blanco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pedernales Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was formerly a major top-notch, employee and customer service oriented employer in the Texas Hill Country. Offered great benefits, provided many locations for customer interaction, and responded well to employee and customer concerns.

    Cons

    In recent years, cut employees through many possible means, including heavy reliance on contract labor and terminating longtime employees, to reduce costs to Cooperative on paper and reduce obligation to offer great benefits offered throughout its history. Employees worried or concerned about these trends were not considered to be an issue, and employees were never offered reassurances about such present and future trends that could ultimately affect themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Management and the Board Of Directors does not solicit nor listen to employee or former employee advice or suggestions in recent years. It also is not responsive to member-owner concerns regarding controversial public comments made by Board Directors. Therefore, no advice would be productive at this time.


  2. "Purchasing Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TX

    I worked at Pedernales Electric (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great family environment with the company.

    Cons

    Trying to advance in my career was difficult.

  3. "Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pedernales Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid Back Culture
    Easy work schedule
    Growing Fast
    Good Management

    Cons

    Slow to adapt new technology


  4. "Old School"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Johnson City, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Johnson City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pedernales Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you live in the Hill Country it's convenient.

    Cons

    Lack of organization. No accountability. No opportunities to grow in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Manage.


  5. "N/a"

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    Current Employee - Corporate in Marble Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate in Marble Falls, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pedernales Electric (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a family oriented company.

    Cons

    Too many projects going on at once.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful organization full of great people."

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    Current Employee - District Planning Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - District Planning Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pedernales Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The organization has a long history of dedicated service to the communities served and a wonderful employee base. Truly some of the best people you could hope to work with.

    Cons

    The corporate culture can be pretty frustrating. Lots of talk about pay for performance but the best people keep leaving for better paying jobs with more appreciation for the value they add. It feels like the culture only rewards adequacy and stifles excellence.


  7. "Journeymen Lineman"

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    Current Employee - Journeyman Lineman in Liberty Hill, TX
    Current Employee - Journeyman Lineman in Liberty Hill, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pedernales Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will be told all the right things. Pay will be good at first. Raises will be good for first few years. Decent insurance and 401k plan.

    Cons

    Out of control corporate machine. Politics outside of the job drive direction of the company more than anything. CEO is surrounded by 'yes men'. CEO is an ego maniac. Bureaucracy is out of control. Safety department is completely unable to answer questions unless it has to do with pole top rescue (I think it is all they do or worry about 365 days a year). Safety department is manned by plan and simple arrogant idiots. Safety department issues rules and equipment after an accident and points to lack of that equipment as fault but blames the employee. Goal posts will constantly move. Policy will change weeks before evaluations to ensure your review cannot exceed average. Raise system that makes you think you are getting 3,4,5% but then is mathematically reduced behind the scene to keep you from every reaching MID-POINT (why not call it high point?). This company will gladly make up some stuff to get rid of a department or linemen so the CEO can get a few extra VPs (one of which has a job that is ONLY to send out emails telling you it is going to rain!). This company will also gut your retirement eventually. Employees where hired with the promise of having insurance and it was taken. Employees were hired with the promise of a petition and it was taken. Just take your time to think.. what is next?

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and wonder.. why am I on this earth? Because to everyone else under you is thinking the same thing. They wont say it to your insane face.. but thinking? God yes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "n/a"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Training Instructor/Customer Service Representative IV in Ennis, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Training Instructor/Customer Service Representative IV in Ennis, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pedernales Electric (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many "projects" going on at once.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "This employment provides you with plenty of knowledge in a field that is essential to every day living."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Canyon Lake, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Canyon Lake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and training. It keeps you updated on safety classes that benefit not only at work but at home.
    great training

    Cons

    It is a tight group working in the front desk, some employees can make you feel unwelcome at the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job


  10. Helpful (1)

    "unkowen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Has good benefits, fair wages, fast pace, opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    Unorganized, Favoritism, Inconsistent in applying polices. Pec wants high values but not sure how to get there with employees. Scare Tactics.


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